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Crook v United Kingdom - strike out of widow’s benefits claim - ECtHR 13.5.08

Another of the large number of similar cases concerning claims of sex discrimination, by virtue of the UK Government’s refusal (under policies prior to 2000) to pay Widow’s Benefits to widowers because they were man.

Mr Crook failed to provide details of his application when the Court requested them. The Court chased this up, still received no reply, and so concluded that he was no longer pursuing his claim. Consequently his claim has been struck out.

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